Sara's Fave Photos Blog

Check out my new book, Flowers of Volunteer Park Conservatory. And welcome to Sara's Fave Photos Blog at Love That Image. My goal is to take a photo that is as compelling and beautiful as in real life, with no or minimal Photoshop work. You may copy a photo but link to lovethatimage.com. Thank you for your thoughtful comments, and thanks for visiting.

Published Wednesday, September 3, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

White hydrangea bouquet

At a friend’s lovely home. Notice the reflection of the round window opposite the picture on the wall!

White hydrangeas in a vase and a stargazer lily blossom on a blue tablecloth

White hydrangeas in a vase and a stargazer lily blossom on a blue tablecloth

Participating in Weekend Reflections, Pink Saturday, Orange You Glad It’s Friday, Mandarin Orange MondayRuby Tuesday 2, NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Our World TuesdayShadow Shot Sunday 2, NF Catching the Light Monday, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks for visiting here and please come back soon.

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Published Tuesday, September 2, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

String bean harvest

String beans are such a great garden vegetable. I love them raw and also steamed, just with maybe a little butter and lemon juice. The purple ones turn green when you steam them (!!) and taste the same, but the yellow ones (wax beans) stay yellow and taste quite similar. They all taste great to me!

Green, purple and yellow stringbeans just picked, with a stringbean plant leaf

Green, purple and yellow stringbeans just picked, with a stringbean plant leaf

Linking to I Heart Macro Saturday, Macro Monday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Our World Tuesday, My Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. While you are here, try a new tag or category at the right, why don’t you? Vegetables/Fruits, perhaps?

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Published Monday, September 1, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Burning Man 07

In honor of the fantastical Burning Man event held in the Nevada desert at this time every year and just ended, here’s a photo I took when I was there in ’07. The statues in the lower left are several stories high. Enormous and mind-boggling doesn’t begin to describe the entire event.

Gigantic flames ignite after the man burns in '07, with enormous metal statues emoting nearby

Gigantic flames ignite after the man burns in ’07, with enormous metal statues emoting nearby

Participating with Monday Mellow Yellows, Orange You Glad It’s Friday, Mandarin Orange MondayRuby Tuesday 2Skywatch Friday, Outdoor Wednesday, Our World TuesdayScenic WeekendsStraight out of the Camera Sunday, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks so much for visiting here and please stop by again soon.

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Published Monday, September 1, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Tomato harvest

Picked these yesterday. Yum!

Yellow cherry tomatoes and some big ones, just picked

Yellow cherry tomatoes and some big ones, just picked

Linking to I Heart Macro Saturday, Macro Monday, Monday Mellow YellowsRuby Tuesday 2, Orange You Glad It’s Friday, Mandarin Orange MondayOutdoor Wednesday, NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Our World Tuesday, My Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. If there is only one photo here, click on the curly letters of Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see a few more. Thanks!

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Published Saturday, August 30, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pt. Defiance Rose Garden

I love rose gardens.

August bloom in the rose garden at Point Defiance in Tacoma, WA

August bloom in the rose garden at Point Defiance park in Tacoma, WA

Participating in Pink Saturday, Orange You Glad It’s Friday, Mandarin Orange MondayRuby Tuesday 2, Outdoor Wednesday, NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Our World TuesdayScenic Weekends, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks for visiting here and please come back soon.

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Published Thursday, August 28, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sky and clouds reflected

Sometimes you can see the sky by looking down.

Blue sky and clouds reflected in the water near a boat ramp

Blue sky and clouds reflected in the water near a boat ramp

Linking to Skywatch Friday, Outdoor Wednesday, Our World TuesdayScenic Weekends, Water World Wednesday, Weekend Reflections, and Saturday Show Off. Thank you for your visit and hope to see you again here soon.

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Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Tree trunk shadows

Just because I think it’s beautiful.

Summer sunshine creates shadows on the lawn at a park

Summer sunshine creates shadows on the lawn at a park

Participating in Outdoor Wednesday, Our World TuesdayScenic Weekends, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, NF Catching the Light Monday, and Saturday Show Off. Thank you so much for your visit here today.

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Published Tuesday, August 26, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Boy in tree

At a neighborhood event in the park, looked up and saw a boy having fun climbing a tree.

Summer joy is great weather and a tree to climb

Summer joy is great weather and a tree to climb

Linking to Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Skywatch Friday, Outdoor Wednesday, Wordless Wednesday, NF Catching the Light Monday, Our World TuesdayScenic Weekends, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, and Saturday Show Off. I so appreciate your visiting here first.

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Published Monday, August 25, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Garden arches

Highline Botanical Garden at SeaTac, WA, just gets prettier.

Latticework adorns a weathered arch at the Highline Gardens with iron rose arches in view

Latticework adorns a weathered wooden arch at the Highline Garden, with view of rusted iron rose arches

Joining Pink Saturday, Ruby Tuesday 2, NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Outdoor Wednesday, Our World TuesdayScenic Weekends, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, NF Catching the Light Monday, and Saturday Show Off. I appreciate your visit here and please come back soon!

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Published Sunday, August 24, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pagoda at Pt. Defiance Park

There’s a lovely Japanese garden at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, WA. In the pond is a brilliantly red (miniature) pagoda.

Scenic red pagoda in the Japanese garden in Pt. Defiance Park in Tacoma, Washington

Scenic red pagoda in the Japanese garden in Pt. Defiance Park in Tacoma, Washington

Joining up with Monday Mellow Yellows, Ruby Tuesday 2, Outdoor Wednesday, Our World TuesdayScenic Weekends, Water World Wednesday, Weekend Reflections, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks for your visit here and please come back soon!

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Published Saturday, August 23, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cosmos in black and white

The scenic clouds-and-water post below got me thinking about black and white images. Here’s a version of the cosmos flower post below that, in black and white. What do you think? Color, or black and white, for most attractive impact? Which would look best on the wall?

Cosmos flower in the garden, in black and white

Cosmos flower in the garden, in black and white

Participating in: NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Outdoor Wednesday, Our World Tuesday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, NF Catching the Light Monday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Macro Monday, The Weekend in Black and White, My Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again soon.

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Published Friday, August 22, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Puget Sound and sky

I rarely post black and white images, but for this shot of Puget Sound from Redondo, WA, I will make an exception.

Monochromatic photo of dramatic sky and calm Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest

Monochromatic photo of dramatic sky and calm Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest

Joining up at  Skywatch Friday, Outdoor Wednesday, Our World TuesdayScenic Weekends, Water World Wednesday, Weekend Reflections, NF Catching the Light Monday, The Weekend in Black and White, Unique Weekend Challenge (Black and White), and Saturday Show Off. I appreciate your visit and hope to see you again soon.

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